Spivey Creek - Little Bald Creek to Tumbling Rich Gap Brook

Spivey Creek, Tennessee, US


Little Bald Creek to Tumbling Rich Gap Brook

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 1.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 260 fpm
Max Gradient 580 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03465500 5000 - 40000 cfs V+ 00h40m 5360 cfs (running)

River Description

Lat/longitude coords at the putin are a SWAG.

Moheinous wrote, on Boater Talk (8/13/01), "I'm sure someone's been there before , but with all the rain i decided to go have a look at Spivey Creek TN today. The Nolichucky at 16,000 should clue people into possiblities in the watershed. In just the few roadside stops i saw numerous ten foot drops, a clean thirty footer, and a potentially runnable fifty footer. I uuess this one is the Spivey Falls listed on maps of the area. Probably the creek was too high for most of the day, i saw it after 5 PM today and it looked to be a perfect level. There were many more drops and gradient that i couldn't see. The few i did look at were serious video quality big ones similar to N. Fork Catawba."
Looks like this suckah drops at at least 300 ft/mile in that short stretch. Careful, boyz'n'gurls!

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-01-05 13:39:04

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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January 4 2014 (1807 days ago)
treebeard (156128)
Spivey falls being run by Mark Taylor
December 2 2009 (3301 days ago)
x (1)
50 footer lands on huge dome rock, completely unrunnable. the few drops above are hard to get down
to and not worth the effort.
May 5 2006 (4608 days ago)
kevin turnerDetails
I ran a short section of this creek with my buddies a while back. it is pretty steep.
here is a link to some video i shot of the run
email me if you want some more info.

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